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Don Rumata

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35580 on: May 12, 2020, 02:00:44 PM »
Been playing Mario Odyssey on Yuzu

It runs surprisingly well, already got almost all of the moons in the sand kingdom and I moved onto the water kingdom but there is a weird visual glitch there :(
Gonna try yuzu...  Mario Odyssey is the only game I care to play on the Smitch (that I can't play elsewhere.)
Same, at least until they announce this supposed Mario 3D collection or whatever, then it'd be cool to have them all in one spot.
I was kind of curious about Astral Chain, but i know the double stick combat thing would get on my nerves immediately.

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35581 on: May 13, 2020, 07:14:55 PM »
Put the Wii back into my gaming setup. Now it's finally time for Castlevania Rebirth, which I got before the Wii shop closed down. So far, pretty damn promising. These Konami Wii games aren't even rehashes. This game and Contra Rebirth, which I might as well just replay, offer tons of new elements.

Even for current Konami, it's just stupid af to leave these games in oblivion. They could even resell them as if they were new games, considering that absolutely no one took notice of WiiWare. Absolute shame.
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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35582 on: May 13, 2020, 07:39:38 PM »
Diddy Kong Racing
The silver coin races aren't as bad as I remember them being. The boss fights are tough, but manageable.

And then comes Wizpig and demands the most precision of anything. Finally beat the fuck, only to find out that it's a false ending... :maf

Stoney Mason

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35583 on: May 14, 2020, 01:07:19 AM »
Played and finished the first season Batman telltale game.

It was pretty good. I was surprised. I generally like the telltale stuff quite a bit but the Batman one never interested me because I figured they wouldn't be allowed to do anything interesting with the property. But it does a good job of playing with your expectations and subverting them. It plays like an interesting alternate universe vision of the property. With a few tweaks it could have been really great but it settles nicely into being a solid showing.

Apparently season 2 is free via xbox live next month so that is nice.

Finished up the second season of this.

Was surprisingly great. Even better than the first season. Emotionally comic book stuff will never be my favorite stuff but these two games are from a design and execution point, the high point imo of the tell tale stuff. I was amazed at how much this one actually branched and for once there were actual difference sequences built around some of your end game choices. Impressive.

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35584 on: May 14, 2020, 01:37:27 AM »
Almost biffed my controller playing Ace Combat 7 last night. One of the last "named Aces" was such a motherfucker to spawn and I kept screwing up.

Got the bastard after 3 hours :punch



Only 3 more dude to kill for the achievement, then I gotta beat the game on hard, then S rank all missions on ace (will take me a long time) and that should wrap up the 1k
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BIONIC

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35585 on: May 14, 2020, 03:06:02 AM »
Started FF12 last night, and played for about 3.5 hours.

I don’t hate it, but it feels kinda dull so far.

The whole time I was playing it I couldn’t help but have the “What next? A license to make toast in my own damn toaster!” meme in the back of my head since the game is the literal personification of that  :rofl
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tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35586 on: May 14, 2020, 09:13:24 AM »
Put the Wii back into my gaming setup. Now it's finally time for Castlevania Rebirth, which I got before the Wii shop closed down. So far, pretty damn promising. These Konami Wii games aren't even rehashes. This game and Contra Rebirth, which I might as well just replay, offer tons of new elements.

Even for current Konami, it's just stupid af to leave these games in oblivion. They could even resell them as if they were new games, considering that absolutely no one took notice of WiiWare. Absolute shame.

Yeah, it was oft-rumored that Konami would re-release the Rebirth series for the Switch, including making an all new Rebirth (Twinbee Rebirth? :O)... but that never came to be :(
I missed the boat on CV and Gradius Rebirth so it would be nice to get those in a place not locked to freakin WiiWare. How hard would it be to throw them all up on a Switch cart?
^_^

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35587 on: May 14, 2020, 09:40:01 AM »
Wish Castlevania had a faux "password" save system. Shit gets a little too tough for a single sitting and there's infinite continues anyway.
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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35588 on: May 14, 2020, 12:00:48 PM »


My boy Tiptup in front, like in 95% of the races. 8)

Wizpig 2 was MUCH easier than the first. The silver coin challenge in the last plane race was worse.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35589 on: May 14, 2020, 12:18:41 PM »
Man why can't they just steal this for any Mario Kart. DKR is ahead of the curve even today
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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35590 on: May 14, 2020, 12:26:14 PM »



MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35591 on: May 14, 2020, 12:44:39 PM »
dkr sooooo good

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35592 on: May 14, 2020, 12:46:25 PM »
Wizpig 1 literally unbeatable if you don't know that you can get better boosts from those powerpads if you hit A.

Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35593 on: May 14, 2020, 01:18:33 PM »
Wizpig 1 literally unbeatable if you don't know that you can get better boosts from those powerpads if you hit A.
Taj very briefly pops up after one of the earlier races to tell you about it (as well as drifting, I think). Easily missed if you're mashing to get back to the overworld.
It's never mentioned again. You can't ask him about it directly, even though they could have included an option. Not even the manual lists it. :lol

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35594 on: May 14, 2020, 01:44:18 PM »
That turtle looks like its seen some shit

Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35595 on: May 14, 2020, 01:56:12 PM »
He got repeatedly railed by a giant Walrus until I tagged in the crocodile to deal with it. Tiptup was never the same after that.

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35596 on: May 14, 2020, 02:09:27 PM »
Banjo getting his centipede sammich on.

Pennywise

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35597 on: May 14, 2020, 02:41:10 PM »
Almost done with FF7 classic.

Gonna try out AI The Somnium Files next. I've always wanted to try it out, but it was rather annoying to get the physical version for a decent price over here.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35598 on: May 14, 2020, 06:57:38 PM »
Been trying to find something motivating during this quarantine, so I thought maybe I'd try writing about games again. Thought maybe I could play random indie games for 30 mins or so to get a feel for them, do a little research and then write previews. Started with two today, idk if I'll stick with it. Writing is pretty rusty but I figure I need the practice doing something other than work and posting.



Richard & Alice

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At a time when post-apocalyptic stories are increasingly relevant warnings of the current global pandemic climate, we look back at this 2013 point & click adventure game made by Owl Cave (Charnel House Trilogy, and whose creator Olivia White is heavily involved in the No Sleep horror podcast).

Richard & Alice tells a story in a world where an endless snowstorm has created a global disaster wiping out scores of humanity in the frozen wastelands. The player assumes the control of Richard, a father whose been locked in an unground prison cell that is part of a project for humanity’s survival. He has a TV which humorously enough likes to show nature sloth channels and anime visual novel adaptations, a bed, shower, and a computer to submit any complaints for anything that bothers him such a “hey guys, the shower water’s kind of cold”. For a time this has been Richard’s daily routine.

This all changes when the prison cell across from him, which had been under construction following a collapse, receives a new prisoner in the form of Alice. Quickly the two bond and through player controlled flashbacks Alice begins to tell her story of the current outside struggle and how she ended up in a cell across from Richard.

While the puzzles and the interface may leave a little to be desired, with a fairly basic look/interact command system and the sprites running on the Adventure Game Studio engine, they do have their simplistic charm in a Maniac Mansion way. But mostly it’s the writing in Alice & Richard which shines and makes the game stand above your average indie adventure game. From the get go the story, worldview and characters are engaging & intriguing. Part-thriller, part-horror tale, part-prison buddy adventure, Richard & Alice sinks the hooks in early on to invest the player into the story of Richard & Alice and where they may go.

As Owl Cave’s first commercial game, Richard & Alice solidifies the studio as great storytellers and sets up promise for the future titles. Like the game’s protagonists, a reminder that storytelling can bring hope into a grim world
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Aegis Defenders

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Within the first five minutes, it’s clear that developer GUTS department are unabashed fans of Miyazaki Hayao’s Nausicaa. The art style shares many similarities and the playable duo of Bart and Cluo are just outside copyright infringement levels of Miyazaki’s classic.  In this 2d side-scrolling puzzle platform tower defense game, the duo search through the ruins of a long fallen world for scrap as they fight shelled beasts.

However, Defenders is more than simply a Ghibli look-a-like. The gameplay, which has players switching between the two lead characters (or controlled separately in a two-player co-op mode) is a unique mashup of genres. For the first part of each level, players will guide Bart and Cluo through gorgeous forests and landscapes in a puzzle platformer, finding secrets and using their unique abilities to help each other progress to the goal similar to classics like Lost Vikings or, somewhat more recently, the Trine games.

Upon reaching the end of each level, the duo finds an ancient rune at which point the gameplay switches over from puzzle platformer to a side scrolling tower defense gameplay (hence the Defenders name). Here the defense segments are split into build phases, and wave phases. In the build phases, characters use their abilities that had previously for puzzles such as building bombs or turrets, to set up defenses to defend against the incoming waves of enemies trying to destroy the ruin. There is also an Ikaruga style color switching mechanic where the enemies come in different colors and Cluo & Bart are each strong against a specific color type. Together with crafted traps and playing and swapping characters to join in the attack, players attempt to get through increasingly difficult defense waves.

Surviving each stage takes players to a base camp hub where they can spend the currency discovered in the levels and won from the tower defense sections to upgrade their weapons or discover new recipes for craftable items. These downtime sections also allow the characters to chat around a campfire and sprinkle in world lore and character development.

The story in Aegis Defenders is presented through good looking comic cutscenes, and mid-stage dialogues between the Bart and Cluo. These interchanges even have small dialogue choices, where depending on the choice, bonus points are awarded. It’s doesn’t have a huge effect, but it does bring a bit of nice agency and likeability to the pair. The story itself tells a tale of great immortal beings who survived after the great fall of the world and now humanity has raised them up as gods, each god ruling a different region and having a different ruling style. It’s an interesting enough backstory to give narrative hook to the puzzle platformer tower defense hybrid.

Lastly, it would be hard to write about Aegis Defenders and not at least mention the sprites, as the spritework in the game is high quality work with charming animations and nice style such as a comic panel looking picture in picture view during the defense segments when the other character is out of view. Even if Aegis Defenders’ gameplay wasn’t unique & fun to play, Aegis Defenders would be worth a look for its visual presence alone, even in a medium where great looking platformers are almost a dime and dozen.

Overall, whether Aegis Defenders can keep the gameplay routine of exploring, defending and upgrading exciting for it’s ~10 hour game length*, will have to be seen. However, early on Aegis Defenders definitely shows a promising formula and even if you’re someone who rolls their eyes at the words “tower defense” (i.e. this writer), the platforming and puzzle sections are enjoyable enough to give this game a look.

*According to howlongtobeat.com
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*fyi Aegis Defenders is free on humble games today.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35599 on: May 14, 2020, 07:13:48 PM »
You should contribute to rom translations instead and be a contributing member of society
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35600 on: May 14, 2020, 09:12:56 PM »
You should contribute to rom translations instead and be a contributing member of society

lol, thanks this cheered me up.


demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35601 on: May 14, 2020, 09:14:54 PM »
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35602 on: May 14, 2020, 09:19:14 PM »
Bitch I aint kidding here I'll link some easy ones that need a translator

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=29842.0

https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=28699.0

Ehhhh, thanks for the links and honestly maybe I'll take a look at the scripts.

But just like the reason I didn't like reviewing games for a job was not getting to choose the projects, I don't know how much interest I'd have in working on some random games I've never heard of and have no interest in.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35603 on: May 14, 2020, 09:23:02 PM »
Then don't pick the ones you aren't interested in, it's just a suggestion

Or you can keep writing about indie games I guess

A translation will be appreciated by many people - unless you use the t-slur then you will get cancelled on the spot like Tom did, so don't do that
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Akala

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35604 on: May 15, 2020, 08:29:20 AM »
I picked up Battletech on sale and then saw that Mechwarrior 5 was added to gamepass so I guess mecha's on the menu this weekend.  :rejoice

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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35605 on: May 15, 2020, 06:26:45 PM »
Hope to get close to the end of FF7R this weekend... 

But the WIND IS PUSHING MEEEEEEEEEEE again...  Downloaded a shit ton of mods for Dragon's Dogma; 2K textures, tons of clothes mods, nude mods, lighting fx ENB, unlimited carrying capacity, Into Free intro music, etc...  Been feeling the hype for no reason other than it's still my favorite ARPG plain and simple.
Got the platty on PS3, now I'm hoping to working on getting all the Steam achievements.  Bitterblack Isle is beckoning... greatest fantasy dungeon in gaming history.

BIONIC

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35606 on: May 15, 2020, 06:45:23 PM »
Finished Trials of Mana in 34 hours. 4 of those were in the post-game content. The challenges for the fourth class were cool but the rest is just a recycled dungeon(s) filled with trash mobs that you slice through until the big bad. Nothing really notable.

Overall the game really fun, and I had a good time with it. They should’ve just axed the shitty post-game and integrated the unique parts but it’s no big deal either way.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35607 on: May 16, 2020, 04:42:29 AM »
Tried Raiden V - ughhh. The reviews were bad for this one, but yeah this feels like an insult to Raiden. Really bland, visually bad, non-stop stupid talking shmup.

To wash that out played some Jamestown+ - I remember eight years ago being extremely impressed by Jamestown and it was basically the best western take on Cave shmups with great visuals, music, enemy/level design and a lot of replayability and unlocks. Then about 6 months ago out of nowhere a definitive edition popped up that added 2 new stages and like 8 new ships. Getting back into the game and got through the first of the two new stages and used a couple of the new ships, yup, Jamestown is still a darn good shmup, probably one of the best and some extra content is pretty nice though it's been so long it's not like I remember the original stages much anyhow. Scoring system is simple but really well designed and fun. The mechanics of the new ships I've unlocked have been really fun too. Will definitely play a bunch of hours on this and try out all the new content along with beating the original game stages again and unlocking all the ships.

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35608 on: May 16, 2020, 12:08:14 PM »
I had a hankering to play PSP but it looks like my PSP battery is starting to bulge and won't fit in its compartment anymore. So I ordered a new battery off of ebay. I've been spending more time using Gameye to categorize my collection than actually play anything, lately :P
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Freyj

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« Reply #35609 on: May 16, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »
Finished Cold Steel 1. My least favorite Kiseki so far, just behind FC, but I still enjoyed it a lot. Probably going to take a Kiseki break as I’ve played Zero Ao and CS1 since mid March.

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Have read that CS2 is the missing final chapter for CS1 and that makes sense. I think you could’ve probably had one or two less field studies and squeezed it in in that case but we’ll see.
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Without giving away spoilers does CS3/4 bring back the Persona 3/4/5 school schedule structure? I get why they did it but it’s far less engaging than the Bracer Guild / SSS.

demi

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« Reply #35610 on: May 16, 2020, 12:28:57 PM »
CS2 is so much better than CS1. CS1 is just the warmup. Just like Trails Sky 1 was

Havent played CS3 yet
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35611 on: May 16, 2020, 12:48:21 PM »
Finished Cold Steel 1. My least favorite Kiseki so far, just behind FC, but I still enjoyed it a lot. Probably going to take a Kiseki break as I’ve played Zero Ao and CS1 since mid March.

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Have read that CS2 is the missing final chapter for CS1 and that makes sense. I think you could’ve probably had one or two less field studies and squeezed it in in that case but we’ll see.
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Without giving away spoilers does CS3/4 bring back the Persona 3/4/5 school schedule structure? I get why they did it but it’s far less engaging than the Bracer Guild / SSS.

CS3 does, but it's still the best game in the set.

But CS2/4 have their own structure repetition issues. Essentially CS1/CS3 are a normal Kiseki games chapters prior to the final chapter where they're episodic and CS2/CS4 are the final chapters stretched to 50-100 hour games. Which you think might be cool and work like Ao's 30 hour final chapter, and at times it does, but for the most part it just makes the "final chapter" segments boring. Still I like CS2.

For me CS3 > CS2 > CS1 > CS4

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35612 on: May 16, 2020, 12:52:38 PM »
Yeah, CS2 is much better paced for the majority of the game, though there are points where it gets a bit nonlinear too (which is interesting for a normally pretty linear series)... the last quarter of the game feels really drawn out with super long and repetitive dungeons and constant boss rushes against high HP, powerful enemies. Unfortunately that quarter kinda soured me on CS2. 3 is probably my favorite in the CS series so far though, it goes back to the school structure of the first game, but there are less field studies (and each field study is longer and more thorough).
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35613 on: May 16, 2020, 01:16:28 PM »
Tried Raiden V - ughhh. The reviews were bad for this one, but yeah this feels like an insult to Raiden. Really bland, visually bad, non-stop stupid talking shmup.
Glad you mentioned this.. I've had it in my wishlist for the longest time out of curiosity, but sounds like a good skip.  Now, if only DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours would drop in price some day...  ::)

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35614 on: May 16, 2020, 01:34:50 PM »
Yeah, CS2 is much better paced for the majority of the game, though there are points where it gets a bit nonlinear too (which is interesting for a normally pretty linear series)... the last quarter of the game feels really drawn out with super long and repetitive dungeons and constant boss rushes against high HP, powerful enemies. Unfortunately that quarter kinda soured me on CS2. 3 is probably my favorite in the CS series so far though, it goes back to the school structure of the first game, but there are less field studies (and each field study is longer and more thorough).

I'm very curious to see how everyone reacts to CS4.

Also before that CS5-ish game is out mid-summer in Japan so also curious to see how much it can repair CS overall.

Bebpo

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« Reply #35615 on: May 16, 2020, 01:45:29 PM »
Fwiw, at the end of the day the biggest issue with CS4 is it was supposed to be the ultimate ending chapter to the arc of Trails/Crossbell/CS with everything setup over 9 games being brought to a head in an epic satisfying conclusion to Western Zemuria and the mid-point of Trails/Kiseki as a whole. It should have been a really exciting paced awesome chapter with lots of major moments nonstop, like the last 30 hours of Crossbell is in Ao or the 2nd half of Sky the 2nd.

CS3 did a generally slow, but good job setting this up too.

But CS4 just completely drops the ball and is just another slow paced, repetition zzz game where nothing significant happens until the boss rush at the end, skips over lots of stuff that should be covered (which CS5-ish game will be covering some of it through doors like 3rd) and then the ending is just terrible on top of that. It also fails hard at re-using the prior characters/arcs that have been built up.

And it also has a pretty weak ass soundtrack on top of all that. Which is a shame because 3rd had some great tracks.


The new game coming this summer is "The 3rd" for CS and is supposed to fill in and flesh out stuff from CS while setting up beats for the next arc in Eastern Zemuria which will still be a few years out (and will probably start real slow at first like Sky 1). Like how the 3rd introduced Osborne and the Olivert v. Osborne rivalry, as well as 3rd introducing some of the cult stuff with Renne's backstory and more info on Oroboros. Hopefully the new game brings some of the missing major impact moments in CS to life with satisfying moments and maaaaaaaybe does some stuff to fix CS's ending which I don't even think is possible.

But more importantly since it's a fairly blank slate for Eastern Zemuria and the next arc of 10+ games over 20 years, hopefully the new game introduces some cool mysteries and setups that get you excited for the next 20 years of Kiseki. I just want my holy church land arc at some point (most likely will be the final country in the series).

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35616 on: May 16, 2020, 05:35:51 PM »
Amazingly my PC plays GTA5 at 60fps completely fine without everything at the lowest possible settings :leon


Of course once I went through the 2 days of downloading and installing from EGS then installing all the Rockstar shit and setting up a RS social account and 300 capchtas, I didn't actually want to play it but it's neat that it will play and sometime I can get through some story shit and create some chaos.

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35617 on: May 16, 2020, 05:41:49 PM »
I wanna see the far east of Zemuria as well as North Ambria, Remiferia, and that island chain south of the continent. Hoping we get places with slightly more diverse environments and architecture, as well. My favorite environment in the Trails series is the Nord Highlands, the Mongolian influenced area and lovely music really sells it and are way more interesting than euro-steampunk-traditional-rpg land.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35618 on: May 16, 2020, 05:50:56 PM »
Well the next 5-6 years are gonna be in Calvard, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume Calvard's political issues and events outside their country will be with the countries east of them since narrative-wise there's no point focusing on Erebonia again. I mean there's already been set up for this as one of Cavlard's main political issues has to do with refugees coming from the east.

So what i'm saying is that even though we're stuck in Calvard for the foreseeable future, hopefully we'll learn more about those eastern places you mentioned in the Calvard arc.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35619 on: May 16, 2020, 05:51:51 PM »
Getting back to playing The Hex. Man, this game is so f-ing good and clever. I'm only a few character stories in but I already think it's better than Pony Island. This game, man. Everyone needs to play it.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35620 on: May 16, 2020, 10:11:53 PM »
Finally started Bory's favorite PS4 action game God of War 2018 and a couple hours in I'm not sure about it. The combat feels less fluid and varied than the originals and harder to track enemies with the zoomed in viewpoint instead of traditional fixed camera and the lack of zomg scripted sequences (outside the first battle with the stranger guy outside the house) kinda loses the fun of the originals.

When I saw the game was going RE4 style behind the back combat, I figured they'd slow the action down to closer to RE4 or Dark Souls to make up for the limited field of view, but it still seems pretty fast and chaotic with enemies out of view always attacking you and you just have to depend on these directional arrows and keep rolling around. Early on at least, it feels like the combat would be better just zooming the camera out.

It also seems way less violent than the old games. Don't think there's been any blood yet?

Hopefully as you unlock moves/abilities the combat gets better. And the non-combat stuff just seems like Tomb Raider/Uncharted.

mormapope

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35621 on: May 16, 2020, 11:06:26 PM »
Finished and solved all the fates in Return of the Obra Dinn. Definitely one of funnest and brilliant investigation games of all time. Absolutely loved every second. A masterpiece.
WHURE

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35622 on: May 17, 2020, 12:47:19 AM »
Finally done with Castlevania Rebirth. Very good and fresh until the end. Biggest flaw is the lack of a save system. The levels get hard and last pretty long, so you really wanna pause from time to time without starting all over - makes it unnecessarily frustrating. It's the opposite of what I remember from Contra Rebirth, which was too lenient with saving. Either way, crazy how two of the secret best Contra and Castlevania games are now only available illegally. :picard

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35623 on: May 17, 2020, 01:22:34 AM »
So I take that back on God of War. Once I got to the lake or even the witches house before it, it started picking up. At the mountain base now and enjoying it a good amount. The various rune abilities help in combat along with the upgrades to give more to do.
I really just wish the camera was zoomed back a bit more like FFVIIr, it's just too damn close, I almost get motion sickness sprinting around and it's a bit of a pain scoping out the environments for secrets with such narrow vision.

The game definitely does feel more like Tomb Raider than the old GoW games, but the mythology stuff still brings in that GoW feel.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35624 on: May 17, 2020, 06:51:32 AM »
Finished and solved all the fates in Return of the Obra Dinn. Definitely one of funnest and brilliant investigation games of all time. Absolutely loved every second. A masterpiece.

i need to play this soon

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35625 on: May 17, 2020, 10:22:42 AM »
Amazingly my PC plays GTA5 at 60fps completely fine without everything at the lowest possible settings :leon


Of course once I went through the 2 days of downloading and installing from EGS then installing all the Rockstar shit and setting up a RS social account and 300 capchtas, I didn't actually want to play it but it's neat that it will play and sometime I can get through some story shit and create some chaos.
Sounds like you have a normie system that you're surprised GTAV runs well.

Where's your rig breh?
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35626 on: May 17, 2020, 10:59:32 AM »
"normie"

 :picard :shaking

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Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35627 on: May 17, 2020, 11:21:40 AM »
"normie"

 :picard :shaking

Nintex pls
It's a fair observation on a 6 year old game, even a vanilla Xbox One with a worn out disk drive can run GTAV.  :yeshrug
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Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35628 on: May 17, 2020, 11:36:10 AM »
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti :dead
i5-3330 CPU @3ghz

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35629 on: May 17, 2020, 12:14:34 PM »
It did come out on PS360 originally.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35630 on: May 17, 2020, 12:27:03 PM »
"normie"

 :picard :shaking

Nintex pls
It's a fair observation on a 6 year old game, even a vanilla Xbox One with a worn out disk drive can run GTAV.  :yeshrug
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Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz.
Memory: 4GB.
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, *11)

Well I meant more that I find 'normie' a pretty insulting petty insult.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35631 on: May 17, 2020, 12:57:24 PM »
Couple more coffee thoughts on God of War 2018

I'm not really on board with this Kratos. Like yes, GoW1-Ascension Kratos was a terrible problematic character. But those games at least from pt.2 on, were kind of comedy games where Kratos' anger was so played up and everything overexaggerated that they were funny ass games about this ridiculous angry man going around murdering the fuck out of everything including the entire greek pantheon. It was super.dumb but that also made it pretty.great.

Turning Kratos into a "real" character is just...eh, I don't really want that? This game feels like if they made a Ninja Gaiden game where you played as Old Man Ryu Hayabusa and his son in family bonding sim. Like it could be a good game and narrative but...why would I want that? These are action games about combat and flashy spectacle. I don't need real human drama in Devil May Cry or Bayonetta or God of War.

The other thought I had is that making the camera so close basically kills the ability for the epic scope battles of the old games which were sorta the main draw. You can still do epic stuff in this new game, but now you have to do it in unplayable cutscenes where you pull the camera back to show the size and scope of things. You can't do this while you're actually playing because your viewpoint is so limited. You can see this right from the start when you fight the giant wood swinging Trolls, when you're fighting them you can only even see their torso down in your view while you're slashing and rolling around them. Because the older games would have a pulled back camera, you could show giant scope epic monsters and bosses while you were actually playing and controlling the character through those sections.


So far from the original series, the new one seems to retain the puzzle action adventure aspect, some of the mythology aspect, and some of the brutal combat aspect. But it's missing the over-the-top ridiculousness (Asura's Wrath style) and epic scope.
Anyhow, excited to keep playing. Will see how my opinion changes as I go through this.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35632 on: May 17, 2020, 01:02:15 PM »
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti :dead
i5-3330 CPU @3ghz
That CPU is not even that terrible and most games made for the Xbox One / PS4 generation aren't CPU heavy anyway.
Assuming you have at least 8GB you could replace that GPU with a cheap GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 1060 and run pretty much everything at 1080p at 60fps or higher.
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Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35633 on: May 17, 2020, 01:08:01 PM »
It did come out on PS360 originally.

Yeah that's the only reason I even tried, I figured if it was PS360 originally the settings could be turned down enough to probably run decently but it actually runs at what seems like 60fps although the benchtest was at 30 and graphically it's somewhere between the PS360 and Xbone/PS4 level, which is good enough for me. I was just surprised it ran so well after AssCreed Syndicate ran like absolute dogshit although this PC can run Arkham Knight pretty solidly so :yeshrug

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35634 on: May 17, 2020, 01:20:11 PM »
That CPU is not even that terrible and most games made for the Xbox One / PS4 generation aren't CPU heavy anyway.
Assuming you have at least 8GB you could replace that GPU with a cheap GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 1060 and run pretty much everything at 1080p at 60fps or higher.
rx580 would be perfect for this, cheaper card but 8gb vram and good clock speeds plus it could be transitioned to a new system pretty easily if he stayed at 1080 and would even work with vr

580s are going for so cheap right now, $144 after rebate and discount code plus 3 months of gamepass too :whew
https://www.newegg.com/msi-radeon-rx-580-rx-580-8gt-oc/p/N82E16814137479

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35635 on: May 17, 2020, 02:14:34 PM »
Playing Yakuza 0 on Xbox still and I thought this game as like super good and amazing?

The story is slower than a snail in glue (like seriously get to the point, yes people want Majima and Kiyru dead)
The sub stories are wholly uninteresting. (Talk to guy. Guy wants X. Suddenly - bad guy, beat him up! Story done)
There's a lot of mini games which is cool if that's your thing - but I want to just beat up guys and have a cool yakuza story.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35636 on: May 17, 2020, 03:13:38 PM »
Playing Yakuza 0 on Xbox still and I thought this game as like super good and amazing?

The story is slower than a snail in glue (like seriously get to the point, yes people want Majima and Kiyru dead)
The sub stories are wholly uninteresting. (Talk to guy. Guy wants X. Suddenly - bad guy, beat him up! Story done)
There's a lot of mini games which is cool if that's your thing - but I want to just beat up guys and have a cool yakuza story.

maybe u just have shit taste m8
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demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35637 on: May 17, 2020, 03:42:57 PM »
A compelling argument
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mormapope

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35638 on: May 17, 2020, 03:43:07 PM »
Playing Yakuza 0 on Xbox still and I thought this game as like super good and amazing?

The story is slower than a snail in glue (like seriously get to the point, yes people want Majima and Kiyru dead)
The sub stories are wholly uninteresting. (Talk to guy. Guy wants X. Suddenly - bad guy, beat him up! Story done)
There's a lot of mini games which is cool if that's your thing - but I want to just beat up guys and have a cool yakuza story.

This was my issue and stopped playing. I was fine with the glue pacing at the start, assuming it was only going to be like that for the intro. But it's the entire game.

WHURE

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35639 on: May 17, 2020, 04:55:12 PM »
That CPU is not even that terrible and most games made for the Xbox One / PS4 generation aren't CPU heavy anyway.
Assuming you have at least 8GB you could replace that GPU with a cheap GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 1060 and run pretty much everything at 1080p at 60fps or higher.
rx580 would be perfect for this, cheaper card but 8gb vram and good clock speeds plus it could be transitioned to a new system pretty easily if he stayed at 1080 and would even work with vr

580s are going for so cheap right now, $144 after rebate and discount code plus 3 months of gamepass too :whew
https://www.newegg.com/msi-radeon-rx-580-rx-580-8gt-oc/p/N82E16814137479
yeah something like that would also work. There's also a card that AMD re-branded like 4 times but I don't quite recall the latest edition  :doge
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